What does institute mean?

Definitions for institute
ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyutin·sti·tute

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word institute.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. instituteverb

    an association organized to promote art or science or education

  2. establish, found, plant, constitute, instituteverb

    set up or lay the groundwork for

    "establish a new department"

  3. institute, bringverb

    advance or set forth in court

    "bring charges", "institute proceedings"

Wiktionary

  1. institutenoun

    An organization founded to promote a cause

    I work in a medical research institute.

  2. institutenoun

    An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects

  3. institutenoun

    The building housing such an institution

  4. instituteverb

    To begin or initiate (something).

    He instituted the new policy of having children walk through a metal detector to enter school.

  5. instituteverb

    To train, instruct.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Institute

    established; organized; founded

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  2. Instituteverb

    to set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  3. Instituteverb

    to originate and establish; to found; to organize; as, to institute a court, or a society

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  4. Instituteverb

    to nominate; to appoint

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  5. Instituteverb

    to begin; to commence; to set on foot; as, to institute an inquiry; to institute a suit

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  6. Instituteverb

    to ground or establish in principles and rudiments; to educate; to instruct

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  7. Instituteverb

    to invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  8. Instituteadjective

    the act of instituting; institution

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  9. Instituteadjective

    that which is instituted, established, or fixed, as a law, habit, or custom

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  10. Instituteadjective

    hence: An elementary and necessary principle; a precept, maxim, or rule, recognized as established and authoritative; usually in the plural, a collection of such principles and precepts; esp., a comprehensive summary of legal principles and decisions; as, the Institutes of Justinian; Coke's Institutes of the Laws of England. Cf. Digest, n

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  11. Institutenoun

    an institution; a society established for the promotion of learning, art, science, etc.; a college; as, the Institute of Technology; also, a building owned or occupied by such an institute; as, the Cooper Institute

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  12. Institutenoun

    the person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

Freebase

  1. Institute

    An institute is an organisational body created for a certain purpose.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Institute

    in′sti-tūt, v.t. to set up in: to erect: to originate: to establish: to appoint: to commence: to educate.—n. anything instituted or formally established: established law: precept or principle: (pl.) a book of precepts, principles, or rules, esp. in jurisprudence: an institution: a literary and philosophical society or association, as the 'Institute of France' (embracing L'Académie Française, L'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, L'Académie des Sciences, L'Académie des Beaux Arts, and L'Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques).—n. Institū′tion, the act of instituting or establishing: that which is instituted or established: foundation: established order: enactment: a society established for some object: that which institutes or instructs: a system of principles or rules: the origination of the Eucharist and the formula of institution: the act by which a bishop commits a cure of souls to a priest.—adjs. Institū′tional, Institū′tionary, belonging to an institution: instituted by authority: elementary.—n. In′stitutist, a writer of institutes or elementary rules.—adj. In′stitutive, able or tending to establish: depending on an institution.—n. In′stitutor, one who institutes: an instructor. [L. instituĕre, -ūtumin, in, statuĕre, to cause to stand—stāre, to stand.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'institute' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1926

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'institute' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4364

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'institute' in Nouns Frequency: #809

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of institute in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of institute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of institute in a Sentence

  1. Roger Kay:

    Endpoint Technologies ' Kay want to have just one or two individuals responsible for the account, they should be named individuals, so that if there’s a problem, Roger Kay can go to those people. Tim Junio, a cybersecurity fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, also highlighted the risks posed by weak passwords.

  2. John Adams:

    Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.

  3. Kirill Dmitriev:

    Were being attacked for not doing it long enough, were also being attacked by the lobby of pharma companies and by some politicians. The scientists who understand it know the credibility of our institute is strong because its one of the best institutes in the world for vaccines. We may not be strong in some other areas, but in vaccines, Russia is strong.

  4. Dan Halem:

    The current situation ... is not acceptable, we are going to try very hard to fix it but it's going to require ... the cooperation of two governments and certainly the assistance the Cuban Baseball Federation and INDER (the Cuban sports institute.).

  5. Peter Daszak:

    I just wanted to say a personal thank you on behalf of our staff and collaborators, for publicly standing up and stating that the scientific evidence supports a natural origin for COVID-19 from a bat-to-human spillover, not a lab release from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

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